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· September, 2008

Below are posts about citizen media in French. Don't miss Global Voices en Français, where Global Voices posts are translated into French! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about French from September, 2008

D.R. Congo: Legislator faces rape allegations

Congolese blogger Alex Engwete [Fr] calls for a major politician to step down, amid accusations he raped a 12 year-old girl [Fr].

Nigerien rebel group denies departure of top commander

On its blog, Nigerien insurgent group Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice [Fr] denied the reported departure of Commander Kindo Zado, one if the movement's vice presidents, a former Nigerien...

Ripples of the China Milk Scandal in Africa

In China, an estimated 13,000 children have fallen ill since the tainted milk scandal broke. Chinese influence has grown in Africa in recent years, as have imports of all kinds...

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji Acquitted

The Blogoma, or Moroccan blogosphere, was buzzing today over news of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji's acquittal. Erraji was arrested last week for writing that the king's charity toward his people...

Young Egyptian Women Do Not Want to Work!

While some women are still struggling to prove themselves in the workplace, the young generation of Egyptian men and women seems to be taking different route. Marwa Rakha brings us...

D.R. Congo: Several television and radio stations shut down

Mediatic [Fr] writes about the recent ban on five unauthorized television stations and two radio stations in Kinshasa and suggests this is just a preview of the big “housecleaning” of...

Senegal: President Wade, man of the people

Blog politique au Senegal [Fr] gives a tongue-in-cheek account of President Wade's visit to areas of Dakar affected by recent floods, made all the more hilarious by some clever photoshopping:...

Ivorian television goes global

According to Le Blog de Yoro [Fr], TAM TAM, Cote d'Ivoire's first private television station, is set to start broadcasting content over the internet via GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France...

Cote d'Ivoire: Deforestation and the booming housing market

Y-Voir-Plus and readers discuss the alarming rate of deforestation in Cote d'Ivoire and the explosion of the housing market.

Cote d'Ivoire: New blog on web and mobile tech

Blogger Cartunelo, who studies web programming in Abidjan, launches Monde Techno, a new blog dedicated to “decrypting, analyzing, exploring and showcasing” the best in internet and mobile technologies in Cote...

BAO, a news aggregator for francophone Africa

L'observatoire des médias links to BAO, a new user-driven news aggregator for francophone Africa.  Users submit links to news content from around the web and vote on their favorite links. ...

Morocco: Police Officer Shot by Member of Royal Family

After months of relative quiet in the Moroccan blogosphere, two incidents have everyone talking. One, of course, is the recent case of Mohammed Erraji. The other is the recent news...

Morocco: An Inside View of Mohammed Raji's Trial

Ibn Kafka offers [fr] an inside view of Mohammed Raji's trial, explaining that Raji was not given the opportunity to defend himself, nor was he permitted defense by a lawyer.

Morocco: Understanding Mohammed Raji's Sentence

Less than a year ago, Global Voices noted Morocco as the “liveliest free speech zone in Muslim North Africa.” And yet, journalists are all too frequently fined or arrested, and...

Congolese bloggers on the American elections

Congolese bloggers Musengeshi Katata and Shaka Bantou have been closely following the American Democratic and Republican conventions at Forum Realisance. Both are staunch supporters of Obama and sharp critics of...

Chrome Welcomed with Accolades and Controversy in the Middle East

On Tuesday, Google joined the browser game by launching its very own browser, Chrome, to positive accolades and a bit of controversy. The free browser, which is currently only available...

Cote d'Ivoire: Toxic dumping case reaches court

L'actualite de Cote d'Ivoire writes that twelve people, including the head of Tommy, a local waste processing company, are set to appear before a court in Abidjan later this month;...

Parti Liberal du Tchad on illegal migration

Parti Liberal du Tchad calls for an “integral” solution to illegal migration from Africa to Europe and the establishment of a high commission to examine the problem.  “Without the flow...

Where in the world are Global Voices translators?

These days, Global Voices' Lingua translators produce 15 different language editions of this website (18, if you count the up-and-coming Swahili, Russian, and Serbian) so people around the world who...

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